Mr P RichardsLunchtime Team Leader
Mr P Richards
I have been working in schools for 24 years.
Every day is a different challenge. At Valley View we have great staff and children with the same goals. My job at Valley View is so diverse and has many different tasks every day.
The best thing about my job is every day is unexpected and you never know what's round the corner. There have been so many funny moments as children say the funniest things every day.
A word to describe me is 'Responsible'.
Mrs L StaveleyDeputy Lunchtime Leader
Mrs L Staveley
I have been working in school since 2012.
I enjoy working at Valley View as everyone is so helpful and friendly. I find working in the school environment such a rewarding job, just the little everyday things that mean so much to some children make me smile.
The best thing for me about working at Valley View is the feeling of togetherness. All the staff look out for each other and the children are so friendly and happy that it makes it a joy to come to work.
If I had to describe myself I would say I am 'Patient' and 'Caring'.
Mrs L BroadbentLunchtime Assistant
Mrs L Broadbent
I have been working in schools for 30 years.
I love seeing children begin in Reception and watching them grow, getting to know their different characters until they leave in Year 6.
I thoroughly enjoy my job - it's challenging and rewarding at the same time - each day is different.
With each new intake of Reception children, there's always one that says I am only 4 years old, and I'm nearly as big as you! My reply is always by the time you're in Year 6 you'll be even bigger than me!
A word to describe me is 'Committed'.
Mrs J CousinsLunchtime Assistant
Mrs J Cousins
I have been working in schools for 10 years including voluntary/ employed.
The best thing is making a difference, seeing children grow in confidence and enjoy learning.
The best thing was performing a 'Reach for the stars' song and dance with a group of colleagues as a surprise leavers' assembly for the Year 6 children and our Headteacher's retirement.
A word to describe me is 'Adaptable'.
Mrs V EllisLunchtime Assistant
Mrs V Ellis
I have worked in schools for over 28 Years
I find working with children to be rewarding; being part of their school years, seeing them develop from shy Reception children to confident Year 6s, knowing I have helped.
One of my funniest moments was whilst working in the dinner room, I slipped on food, almost falling and the whole dinner room cheered!
A word to describe me would be 'Dedicated'.
Mrs J JohnstonLunchtime Assistant
Mrs J Johnston
I have been working in schools since 1999.
I love helping children achieve their best, not only academically, but personally. I love to interact with children of all abilities including those with SEN, social and emotional needs and those who have behaviour needs. It's challenging at times, but overall, the respect is always there. My job goes beyond just teaching knowledge and skills - it's about making a personal connection with children.
A word to describe me is 'Supportive'.
Mrs K MooreLunchtime Assistant
Mrs K Moore
I have worked in school since 2012.
I like the different everyday challenges working in school brings and the enjoyment of seeing children happy and learning.
My favourite moments are when children have struggled with a task for a while but still persevered on, the moment they understand how to do it and can then do it independently is fantastic. To me the best moments working in school are seeing the children achieving, learning and smiling.
The word to describe me as a professional is 'Dedicated'.
Mrs A WordsworthLunchtime Assistant
Mrs A Wordsworth
I have been working in schools since 2006. I started working in schools as a lunchtime supervisor, then a classroom volunteer, completed a NVQ and was then employed as a Teaching Assistant.
I like working with children and like to think I am making a positive contribution to their development.
I find this school friendly and welcoming; the staff are great, as are the children and I am so glad that I am part of the team, and being given the opportunity to work in a great school.
A word to describe me is 'Committed'.
Mrs L WardLunchtime Assistant
Mrs L Ward
I have been working in school for over 15 years.
I always wanted to work with children, even when I left school, but ended up working in a department store for 13 years, having only meant to stay for a year! It took a while, but now I am working with children!
A funny thing that happened is when a Year 4 child once asked to go to the toilet, and I told him to go straight in and out again. He then asked to go to the toilet again a few minutes later, and when I said You've only just been, he said but you told me to go in and out again, I didn't actually go to the toilet!
A word to describe me would be 'Confidential'.
Mrs P DickinsonLunchtime Assistant
Mrs P Dickinson
I have worked in schools for 25 years on and off. At Rodley and Valley View continuously for the last 15 years.
I enjoy working in school. It's a super place to work, so much going on. No two days are ever the same. As for working at lunchtimes and breakfast club, when the children have been fed and watered, been kept safe and cared for, then it's a job well done. It's good to feel you've been a part of a team of staff that works well together and have made that happen.
So many things have been funny, like the time I made meringues with the children which turned out like pancakes, or I got stuck in the rings on the ski slope at Xscape whilst on a school trip and I couldn't get out for laughing and no one else could help for laughing! To the things the children say or do that make me laugh. The best and most amazing thing ever is when a child achieves something that they have once struggled with and you see the look of pride on their face (Wow, wow, wow!).
A word to describe me: 'Caring'.
Miss K WilkinsonLunchtime Assistant
Miss K Wilkinson
I have worked in schools since 2012.
I love seeing children grow and develop to become confident, independent learners. I love to know I am helping sculpt their future and that every day is different. I enjoy making the children's time in school happy and memorable.
I have been thinking about my funniest moment working in schools but there are too many and hopefully many more to come. Being involved in my last classes talent show was probably the funniest moment, when one of the boys was doing a free style crazy dance and the whole class laughed together.
A word to describe me is 'Caring'.
Mrs T WilsonLunchtime Assistant
Mrs T Wilson
I have spent many years in education. I started teaching in Post-16 education in 1994 and then moved to primary schools in 2006.
The best part of the job is watching the children grow and mature through their school life. Occasionally when they return to visit from high school I am amazed by the confident young adult in front of me.
One of my best memories of Valley View is on a 'Snow Day' when we were able to go out and build snow castles and snowmen, then warming up with cups of hot chocolate when we came in. When I come to school I feel like part of an extended family and friends sharing lots of good times.
A word to describe me: 'Patient'.
Miss S MeredithLunchtime Assistant
Miss S MeredithI started working in schools in 2018, however I qualified as an Early Years Practitioner in 2008.I love working in Early Years because it is extremely rewarding watching children grow and develop. Seeing them gain confidence in their abilities, knowing that you were a part of it is amazing.One of the things I find the funniest about working in schools is how many children struggle to say Meredith. I have had many variations of it over the years including my favourite 'Miss Merry'.One word that describes me is 'Patient'.
Mrs M RichardsLunchtime Assistant
Mrs M Richards
Miss B RawlinsonLunchtime Assistant
Miss B RawlinsonThis is my first school I have worked in and I love it; I started at Valley View in 2020.I love the kindness and support the staff show others at Valley View as well as watching the children grow in their learning, whether that's in lessons or in things they find interest in/questions they ask.A funny thing that has happened to me in school is when it was coming up to my birthday and one of children guessed I was 104!!! I'm really not, I'm much much younger!The word to describe me best as a professional is 'Evolving'.
Miss J ChewLunchtime Assistant
Miss J ChewI started working at Valley View school in October 2020.I love my job. I feel so very lucky to be part of the Valley View family.The children are so entertaining. Even at such a young age, they have the most amazing and unique personalities. That make me laugh and smile everyday.Helping the children learn and to see how happy they are when they achieve something, is just wonderful to me.2020 was such a difficult year for everyone. So I think the best thing so far for me. Was seeing how amazingly well the children coped with everything, and to think that I was part of making their life at nursery enjoyable.A word to describe me is 'Reliable'.